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the communicators winds up its visit to ces international 2013 the consumer electronics show enlace does. with a look at several booths to see some of the technologies being unveiled this year. >> host: joining us on the to mitigators is henry massey of the venom corporation. mr. massey what it is at that venom makes? >> guest: datagard is a security project for your mobile device. the idea of datagard is it makes an encrypted -- your wi-fi connection and stops people from grabbing your wi-fi connection and grabbing your data sent over the wi-fi connection. there's a really big danger with mobile devices when they are used on open wi-fi networks where people can read your meet your passwords and your usernames on your e-mail for see exactly what you are doing on the web.
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it's a big issue, really big issue these days and more more people are having their data stolen. this product stops that. >> host: we are looking at a little package here. where is the actual data card? >> guest: datagard is a combination between a server and we have servers in most countries in an app which you download onto your phone and we have an app for ios and also for android devices. download the app and into the code which comes in this packaging and away you go. >> host: is this on the market now? >> guest: is on the market right now. where launching it in a number of stores across north america and europe. it also has another huge advantage. you can use it to georelocated geo-relocated what this means is if you are in the states and you go on a holiday and you want to watch netflix or use your us-based services you can connect to a u.s. server and by doing that you can access your
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home-based things when you're on holiday. if you want to dial tv from the u.k., not a problem. i can connect to u.k. service and use those things you can firmly access when you're out of the u.k.. >> host: now are there similar products made by other companies? >> guest: not want to do what this does. there are so-called security products on mobile phones that are meant to stop viruses but viruses aren't the issue in the mobile device. as people grabbing a network and the data and looking away you are doing. would you go out and leave your car and locked? that is ewart doing if you use your mobile phone on the open network. that's exactly what you are doing. there is a software called wire shark and wire shark is designed to allow anyone willing to see what other people are doing on their mobile devices. with that they can see your e-mails and they can see her passwords. once they have your password to your e-mail account is open forever.
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they can login and see what you are doing and also people use the same password for e-mail and banking and on line shopping. once the password is out there your entire on line life is in danger. >> host: mr. massey of this has to go to a server, doesn't slow down operations on your mobile? >> guest: we compress the data data to the server so that data arrives at your phone or your device a little bit faster. so you will experience should be faster than not having it at all. >> host: what does it cost has accost? >> guest: $49.99 annual license or you can buy it for six months, three months or one month. >> host: $44 no monthly charge is? >> guest: $49.95 an entire year use it as your wish. we are based in the u.k. although so venom has an office in the u.s.. just outside of london. >> host: where did you come up with the idea that develop this
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technology? >> guest: we have a system first computers but the real issue is in your home with a network you trust. it's when you go to a coffee shop or you are in starbucks and you want to use an open wi-fi network. you don't know what the guy next to you is doing. is he looking at here data? these days people using mobile devices, ipads and tablets to access data not so much laptop so we have to develop something to work on tablets of mobile phones. no one else has done that. getting a connection encrypted connection to work on a mobile device is tough. it's taken us over a year to develop this product. >> host: at different license fee for every device? >> guest: you can buy the license and use it, you can install the app and uses many devices as you want but you can only have it on line with any one anyone device at one time. >> host: henry massey of venom
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and this is ces international 2013. one of the exhibitors at ces international 2013 in las vegas is a company called healthspot and steve cashman is the ceo and founder. mr. cashman what is it that your company makes? >> guest: we make what we call healthspot station and it's delivering the highest quality lowest-cost health care in america. her vision is to create access to health care and consumer pharmacies across the country and empower the health system sent out there's to let you have a bryant experience with health care which is unlike what you have today. >> host: how to use technology to do that? >> guest: that is why the consumer climate -- electronic shows interesting. you see software connectivity all combined in a package wrapped up a little bit too high the technology and focus on an integrated experience so about everything you see walking through the show is a little bit
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and healthspot. >> host:. >> host: steve cashman he just won an award at the show, correct? >> guest: we are happy to wind the popular science ces 2013 future product of the year so it's an honor and we have worked hard to understand consumers and their needs and health care and the financial models that identify how we can fix those problems so it's nice to have all come it all come together. >> host: steve cashman walk us through what happens. let's go over here. >> guest: so imagine you have woken up and you don't feel very well. you have a fairly good idea of what you have. we have all been there right? been there right? gouda legatum how do i get to my doctor and get my prescription picked that? with us you have a couple of options. you can go on your iphone look for the closest health spot, type in what your conditions are and we are to have your insurance card stored in the clouds all cloud so all that normal sitting in the waiting room is gone. now that you have found a a
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health spot and it has been and consumer pharmacy buy your home you will walk up to our healthspot station. you will go right in there and find hey i'm a returning patient. i can come up to this and go through my normal disclosures in right away will be able to identify you by your phone number. once that is done and we know you are here there is a medical attendant that will greet you and bring you into the unit. i'm going going to let lisa takeover to do a demo. see here's a list of symptoms and i'm going to check in with a fever today. and he sent him here that a patient experiences i am going to check in here. it asked me if my information is changed and i will hit now and then any of my health conditions or issues that i have, allergic to aspirin. nothing is has changed and then my insurance information so enter that here.
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then over here in medical attendant will always be present with the unit. they will go ahead and take my co-pay. all right. this has gone out in the software and found the available appointments and it looks like there's an appointment for noon so i will go ahead and check in. all right, and then finish and the last part is the medical attendant will verify that i am who i say i am with my license and i.d.. it will go ahead and pulled that up and verify and show my license and verify the input. then we will go ahead and walk into the station here. a medical attendant will be here at all times to initiate the vital process and we will go ahead and do that here.
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the vital process is height,, blood pressure and temperature. i will answer my height so i am 5 feet 8 inches here and my weight, i will step on the scale here. i will go ahead and move around. i will go ahead and step on the scale. i'm just going to capture my weight here. and then we are going to take my temperature is the last part of the vitals process. this is a thermometer. i will stick it in my ear and select the temperature. here is our videoconference and its life so here's my data again good morning. >> welcome to healthspot
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station. >> i'm here with a fever today. >> okay well since you have a fever we can go ahead and initialize the digital camera to look at the patient ears, nose and throat and hopefully to get you better. that looks pretty good. so now this gave you a feed has the ability to capture a snapshot of that and you store that in your patient records are a later date we can review it if we need to monitor the progress to hopefully get you better. >> host: is that your eardrum? >> that is my eardrum, and so how great this is. you get to see if your eardrum is infected or is there something wrong. you can see here is -- do we have never been able to do that before so it's so exciting, so exciting.
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>> the next device we have and they healthspot station is the stethoscope. additionally our physicians are using it to look at the eyes, nose and throat. those conditions such as pink eye. it looks really good. >> all right, great. >> the next device we have is the stethoscope and it's a visual stethoscope that transmits the patients heart activity real-time to the provider. >> we will turn this on. it is bluetooth technology. this device is in the cloud so he is able to hear my heartbeat
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in columbus ohio. >> host: who would buy this product? >> by the product, any everyday retail location that would like to put this as a value add allowing consumers to be treated by their doctor so i would say pharmacies would be the ideal, grocery store or employer side but but a pharmacy imagine this. i have a 4-year-old. i would take him to the doctor and get treated and have a physician diagnosis your infection. then we would walk out the door and he would either prescriber prescription to the pharmacy, we would pick it up and be done. when you think of urging care visits and going to the doctor today and the time, it's just not convenient. this is a convenient way to get access to health care. >> host: steve cashman where did you come up with the idea for healthspot leisure leisure background? >> i'm a tech startup guide so i've got it in my blood to start fixing problems using
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technology. i came up with the idea with my wife and four kids and we were always dealing with one of the kids running to an urgent care clinic because you can't get in to see the doctor and when i've gone through the process i've been amazed to think of the overhead sitting in the cvs for example or walgreens with dr. sitting there waiting for you to walk in or in urging care of. then i'm also -- when you look at health care and the precedence it hasn't he been affordable character in the 30 million people coming in and the shortages of doctors that are out there we have to find innovative ways to solve that problem. i look at it from a problem solution and i think we have all lived with the challenge. my four kids and my wife are right there and i was a a technology and minor or so i immediately went to work to see how we could solve this problem. we started with focus groups working with consumers. when you get a roomful of consumers and asked them what they think of health care when you are trying to get your doctor? you don't get the doctor is
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friendly and all these. you get a lot of frustration so we started looking at shaving away the layers of the onion to figure out how to solve that problem and here's what we came up with. we kept iterating with consumers of the last two years so so really so really we look at how to we build a tool for doctors to evolve their practice. >> host: what would this cost? >> guest: is going to cost equal or less less than your health care appointment in america today. but healthspot is doing is building a health care access network across the nation. we are going to put thousands of these blue pods all across the country and we are going going to market with the top doctors and health systems to create access to care for you. the consumers pay for what they held -- makes pay for health appointment or possibly less based on where it's at with the doctor. have. >> host: what would it cost the pharmacy to buy?
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>> guest: we don't sell the unit because i want a consistent experience with you in las vegas or back home in columbus ohio. i want a healthspot appointed to be brilliant every time you have a healthspot appointment. we don't sell the pot. we place it out in a network. at a retailer will pay a thousand dollars a month as a service fee with the software and everything that goes with it a very small eight by five footprint and to provide the best health care in the world toyer customers. >> host: steve cashman was there regulatory process for healthspot? >> guest: there actually is and today you have two big challenges with health care. every dr. is licensed in their state so if you wanted to see -- say you are from washington d.c. and you were sick today. you can just one wander into walmart. you would have to be licensed here. senator udall and -- put together a bill for telemedicine
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license proposed last week. the health insurance companies have questioned not necessarily healthspot but how do we lower them marked to create more access? obviously there's a balance with the shortage of stuff that we have and that quality measures. rand mandatory reimbursement across 50 states is not fair. 17 states a mandate in licensing and reimbursement but it's not a 50 state ideal today so those are some of the regulatory issues. they are being attacked aggressively by some of our folks in government today. >> host: there's a corp. in rochester new york called -- that is developed award-winning technology. adam travers with this. what are we looking at? >> this is called a m100 what it is, it's basically an accessory for your cellular or smart phone. it enhances your smartphone experience.
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it has an onboard processors you can run apps on there by itself and it runs through andrade however the real power there is the synergy between the device and your smart gun. you can do something like this for instance. controlling your smartphone through this and you would see this on the top screen appear. this is just a regular app so you can download it from our web site and there are other things you can do it. it has the elton chambers or you can do augmented reality applications. overlay on the real world and basically what we call information standing our tagline there. other things is a hand free device to get phonecalls at top. whoever's calling, the phone number you can take a caller you don't. >> host: someone wears this and he basically put it like this with a headset?
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so it's over your eye like this and what is one scene when one is looking through there? >> guest: right now i'm seeing a video. you might see a desktop or your app selection and things like that. you can interact with voice command to run apps or there are a couple of buttons appear you can toggle with her use her user phone. basically whatever video we send is what you will see. >> host: we will try to look at the camera and see if you can see -- is a 3-d video? >> guest: not 3-d, this is 2-d. >> host: what's the purpose of something like this? >> guest: again the information is important here. let's say you want to look up a stock price real quick. you don't have to reach into your phone and drag things around to look it up. a single voice command, show me the stock end up it pops. say you needed direction somewhere. the aeros tell you where to go. maybe want to go to your favorite restaurant but you don't know where it is.
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the aeros were directly like an overlay on a map on the device. >> host: is this product -- but what you call it? >> guest: it's called m-100. >> host: what does it stand for? >> guest: i do not know at the m stands for. >> host: okay. is this on the market? >> guest: not yet. >> host: how long until it is developed? >> guest: the company has been around for many years so it's an evolution of our products. we have several of the products like a moonachie where an ocular classes and things like that but this particular one, maybe a couple of years involvement. >> host: where is it manufactured? >> guest: new york. >> host: vuzix is the corporation we have been talking to adam travers. here's the technology. what awards has that one? >> guest: actually i can show you over here.
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this is an engineering award and that is innovation for wireless and handset accessories. >> host: "the communicators" is on location at ces international in las vegas. one of the most talked about and look at items here at ces international 2013 is made by a company called makerbot and bre pettis is a ceo. what are we looking at here? >> guest: you are looking at the next industrial revolution. makerbot is an innovation company and we empower people to innovate so they can change the future. >> host: that said, what are we we looking at as far as the equipment? >> guest: what we have got here at ces this year and this is our fourth year at ces, is the next-generation of makerbot 3-d printers.
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we have the makerbot replicator which is it desktop 3-d printer optimized views of material which is a renewable eye of plastic and that may also have the makerbot replicator two x. which is an experimental 3-d printer optimizing the challenging avs material. these two tools empower people to make things. and it works by building up layers of plastic until your model is done and then you take it out of the makerbot and you have something. >> host: and this printer over here is actually working right now, correct? >> guest: right. it just finished its 3-d model and it's cooling down. this is the makerbot and is said to color 3-d printer. it makes things a multiple colors so so you have read and black bear and it's just a wonderful piece of machinery for anybody that is creative. >> host: is printer a
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misnomer? >> guest: i think it's actually it is a little confusing to people that a 3-d printer actually works similarly to a 2-d printer. with a 2-d print to take a virtual document any make of the physical document. with a 3-d printer you take a 3-d model that is virtual on your screen and make it a physical 3-d model. engineers, industrial designers and architects, they just get this. they have been using this type of technology for a long time on a mainframe size and now they have access to to it and make it happen on the desktop. they can make photo types and that they don't like the way it looks they don't have to show their boss. they can throw to wane make another one. it allows innovators to iterate so they can make a model and then they can make another one. then they can make another one and of the old days this would take a month to make a model. you could iterate multiple times a year but with the makerbot you could iterate multiple times
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a day. it's affordable so you don't have to stress out about how much a cause. >> host: we are looking at more models. are these basically doing the same thing and are they the same model? >> this is our -- this is makerbot replicators. when it's done we give them away to people here at ces. that is one of the powers of a makerbot. when you make the material is so affordable and the machine is so affordable that you can just give it to them. if a bunch of friends like the thing that you designed you can become an entrepreneur and put this thing out on the market. we have got a guy who did just that. his name is chris and he has a company called square helper. it's a little thing that goes between the squares and her ipad. this square is a little thing that allows people to swipe a
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credit card and it fits into the headphone jack. he made a little thing that goes between there. very simple but he was going to go the traditional route. he would have had to spend the six to $10,000 go with injection molding and it would take him three to six months to go to market. with a makerbot when there's a new ipad he can change his design and the next day he can be making products for the next generation of ipads. this ability to be flexible and to be able to bring something to market quickly, to be able to make the thing you need right now on your desktop is the power of the makerbot. when you make things, you get this feeling of accomplishment. the feeling you get is the feeling you get when you are participating in the next industrial revolution. it's a feeling that you can make
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a difference in the world and the things you make you can have and you can share them with the world. >> host: bre pettis what is a makerbot cost? >> guest: a talk cost $2099. super affordable. get one, make things and change the world. participate in the next industrial revolution. it is a blast. the world is changing and we are going to change it. >> host: where they made? >> guest: we make makerbot in brooklyn. we aren't at the new york and all makerbot are assembled with makerbot -- that can-do attitude of make in things, things that you love, things -- makerbot is a special machine and it requires people making it they care about it. >> host: bre pettis what is
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this material over here? >> guest: this is makerbot plastic and we have two kinds of materials. we have makerbot cla and makerbot cla. >> host: is about the thickness of spaghetti. >> guest: we joke that it is nobles and this is the material you feed into the machine to make anything you want. >> host: what is in your hand? you have been holding this in your hand. >> guest: this is a v-6 ford engine block and ford sent this to us. you can download this on our web site. it's a real model for an actual six-cylinder engine that i scaled down and made on my makerbot on a replicator two. you know what is so cool? i'm a total gearhead so i love this model. i just love engines but i never knew, i've taken engines apart and put them back together again
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but i've never seen the inside of it in incheon. i've had too sawed in half. it's made out of iron, right? but now by making it on my makerbot i get to see all the places where the coolant goes and how it separate from the oil. getting a makerbot is also educational and how things are made in the manufacturing process and the world around us. >> host: where did you come up with the idea of? >> guest: 3-d printers have been around for 25 years but they were mainframe sized machines that were really expensive. i wanted one, so some friends and i got together and started tinkering. when it worked we quit our jobs and started makerbot so everybody could have one of them. >> host: bre pettis is the founder of makerbot and the ceo of the makerbot corporation out of brooklyn new york.
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